Dharma Lecture: The Four Seals of the Buddhist Doctrine

Sunday, November 21 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members

How and why did Buddha give the four seals of the Buddhist Doctrine? How were they explained in the commentaries by the panditas of Nalanda University over a thousand years ago, and why are we still studying them? This talk will explain the Four Seals in both of those contexts, and how we can use the seals from a psychological standpoint.

Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.